All water delivered by New Kent Public Utilities is disinfected with sodium hypochlorite (bleach, NaOCl) solution to provide approximately 0.5-1.0 ppm (parts per million) free chlorine. Public Utilities utilizes only National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved disinfectant from a reputable source. Chlorine concentrations and bacteriological quality are checked regularly in the distribution system to ensure that adequate disinfection is being maintained.